Winnipeg Police Investigate Pair of Homicides

A Winnipeg police officer places evidence markers near the scene of where a man was fatally shot in the 600 block of Maryland Street on Friday, April 6, 2012. (STAN MILOSEVIC / MANITOBAPHOTOS.COM)
Winnipeg police block off a park in the 300 block of Henderson Highway while investigating a homicide on Friday. (STAN MILOSEVIC / MANITOBAPHOTOS.COM)

Winnipeg police were kept busy early Friday, investigating two separate homicides occurring within hours of each other.

A 42-year-old man was shot in the upper body at about 12:10 a.m. in the 600 block of Maryland Street.

Police say the victim was located on the sidewalk and rushed to hospital in critical condition. He later succumbed to his injuries.

The victim’s name hasn’t been released and police are continuing to investigate. No arrests have been made.

In the second incident, police responded to an injured man in the 300 block of Henderson Highway at about 5 a.m.

Police say the victim’s injuries were considered suspicious. The man has since been pronounced deceased.

Autopsy results are pending and the investigation is ongoing. No arrests have been made.

Police ask anyone with information on either of the homicides to call (204) 986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).

UPDATE: Saturday, April 7 — The victim in the Maryland homicide has been identified as Allan Frank Crockford. The Henderson Highway victim has been identified as Corey Berry, 50.

UPDATE: Friday, April 13 — A 17-year-old male has been charged with second-degree murder in Berry’s death.